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Software Testing Books for The Lazy Newbie

If you were to survey the bookshelves of software testers around the globe, you’d likely see all kinds of QA-related manuals, tutorials, and dictionaries.

But here’s the thing.

No two bookshelves will ever be exactly the same. After all, each one of us has different tastes and needs. Plus, there’s a lot of turnover since […]

May 14th, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments

The Most Annoying Defect for Software Developers to Fix

At Testuff, we talk a lot about finding defects. But what about fixing those bugs after you’ve found them?

If you regularly follow this blog, you already know how we feel about this topic:

“Fixing” defects is the developer’s job (exclusively).
“Finding” bugs is the tester’s job (exclusively).

And it’s best if these 2 hemispheres are kept separate.

But does […]

May 7th, 2017|Blog, Development|1 Comment

How to Succeed As a Freelance Software Tester

Last time, we wrote an article that covered some of the difficulties teams face when hiring outsourced talent – and how best to address those challenges. In this post, we’d like to cover the same topic again. But this time, we’ll shift our focus to the freelancer’s perspective.

As a software tester for hire, what steps […]

April 21st, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

How to Work with an Outsourced Freelance Tester

Hiring an external freelance tester is one of those options in today’s workforce landscape that some see as a necessary evil, others as a great benefit, but that nearly every software QA team eventually faces:

Sometimes you need a few extra hands on deck for a short term.
Other times, you want access to outside expertise.
And you’re […]

April 11th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

When Choosing Software Testing Tools, Is Consistency a “Feature”?

As a society, we tend to focus on the biggest winners – i.e. those who defy all the odds and manage to overcome unbelievable obstacles.

This tendency is especially pronounced in sports, with champions and home runs dominating the headlines.

But what about all the guys who make it to the Top 100 without ever quite […]

March 14th, 2017|Blog, Testing, Tools|0 Comments

A 2017 Post about SaaS? Thought It Was behind Us in 2014

Way back in 2008, we wrote an article about the growing popularity of software-as-a-service (SaaS) business models. At the time, cloud-based storage was relatively new. And many businesses had legitimate security concerns about handing valuable data over to virtual servers.

But more than 8 years later, the SaaS model is firmly established, with “cloud-resistant” businesses increasingly […]

February 6th, 2017|Blog, SaaS, Security|0 Comments

How Much Longer Will Open Source Bug Trackers Survive?

We frequently survey our users to better understand what tools they use and why. And we’ve noticed an interesting trend unfold. Software testing teams increasingly prefer using premium (i.e. “paid”) bug trackers in favor of open source solutions, email, or no bug tracker at all.

And this trend seems to be accelerating.

Back in 2010, for example, […]

January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Integration, Tools|0 Comments

Want a Boring Job? Do NOT Go into Software Testing

On the back of our company T-shirts are the words “Software Testing Can Be Fun.”
We always thought it was not just a cool slogan, but it is also something we believe in.

A few days ago, someone asked me – after seeing it – if we really believe that software testing can actually be enjoyable. […]

January 9th, 2017|Blog, Funstuff, Testing|0 Comments

Testuff 10th Anniversary is Coming. Built to Last.

Ask any entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you that starting a new business is hard. You’ve got to assemble many moving parts together to finally create something of value – something that people want and are willing to pay for.

It isn’t easy.But we would argue that maintaining an established business presents unique challenges of its own […]

December 19th, 2016|Blog, General|0 Comments

How Data Breaches Create New Demand for Software Quality Assurance

Data breaches are nothing new. As Digital Guardian points out, they’ve “existed for as long as individuals and companies have maintained records and stored private information.”

But with the rise of computer technology, both the frequency and severity of data breaches have increased.

Target and Home Depot are prime examples. But for every high profile breach, […]

December 5th, 2016|Blog, Security|0 Comments
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